Part four of my monthly rundown this year of tracks from 1996 that broadly, I still love now.
I have no idea how this one came up. A particular song was mentioned in the pub on the Monday night of Whitby last month, and all of a sudden five or six of us were coming up with a long, long list of songs along the same lines.
Velvet Acid Christ – one of the most divisive acts in industrial? Well, that is what many would have you believe, but I don’t think that they really are. Bryan Erickson’s long-running project, now nearing 25 years of activity, have maybe gone through periods of (comparatively) massive popularity, and indeed the opposite, but that is […]
Time for another interview on amodelofcontrol.com, and this time I’m talking to a band who’ve somewhat unexpectedly reformed. There have been an awful lot of reunions of late, particularly of bands from the nineties, and frankly some have not been particularly worthwhile returning.
For a country with a population of 330,000 – and a total area of 102,000km2 (in comparison, England has a total area of 130,000km2 and a population of 54 million) – Iceland has a remarkable musical heritage. Obviously it goes back a long way, Iceland having a well-recorded history going back into the first millenium […]
Lesley Rankine’s career in music now spans a few decades, and more than a few styles. She first came to prominence in the vicious, no-wave influenced punkish-rock of Silverfish, a fixture of the Camden scene in the early 90s and unusual in their strident politics and just how confrontational they were. The band toured with […]
For the second of the double-bill today, back to the normal programming with the best tracks of the past month.
Already, we’re onto the third month of this run-down of 1996, and the avalanche of great new music that appeared that year.